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Windows 7: How do I format and re-install Windows 7 Uprgade?

16 Feb 2010   #1
danfingler

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
How do I format and re-install Windows 7 Uprgade?

Hello,
OK so back in December, I downloaded the upgrade version of Windows 7 Home Premium from Digital River. I didn't feel like formatting back then, so it just upgraded my system from Vista to 7. They sent me a confirmation email including my product key and such. They also included this...

"You may choose to download an Executable file to start your upgrade immediately or an ISO image, which you can burn to DVD and create your own bootable media. You may choose to download either or both.

DLMWin7HP32CAen-ISO.exe"

OK, so here is where it gets tricky for me. My computer is running excessively slow, and now I want to format it. How do I create a bootable dvd so that I can format my computer and install Windows 7? I am not the most tech savvy person, so please give me instructions that are easy!

Thanks so much!


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16 Feb 2010   #2
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This guide should be what you're looking for - Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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16 Feb 2010   #3
danfingler

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks for the reply, I shall follow the guide, but how do I make a bootable dvd? I have saved the ISO file to my computer, where do I go from there?
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16 Feb 2010   #4
Ballistic

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

The Official ImgBurn Website ... That program should cover you on burning the dvd but beware of alot of those torrents out there if that's how you got it...
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16 Feb 2010   #5
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi.
This will convert the iso to DVD for you, as you've already saved it on your PC - Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool
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16 Feb 2010   #6
Ballistic

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

On a side note.. iso files can be burned directly in W7 but requires a program to do so on any other windows platform
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16 Feb 2010   #7
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

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16 Feb 2010   #8
Ballistic

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computersplus View Post

and i stand corrected..
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16 Feb 2010   #9
danfingler

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

OK, sorry if you all think I'm an idiot, but is the following file an actual ISO file? Or does it need to be converted or something? In my confirmation email it says:

"You may choose to download an Executable file to start your upgrade immediately or an ISO image, which you can burn to DVD and create your own bootable media. You may choose to download either or both.

DLMWin7HP32CAen-ISO.exe

After I downloaded it to my desktop, when I right click it, the option of "burn disc image" is not present. Help!
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16 Feb 2010   #10
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

try this app it rules

BurnAware Free Overview
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